One of the strangest stories in the collection is the title story, “A Curtain of Green”, a key source of tension between Welty and her mother-their efforts to protect. One of the most striking aspects of Eudora Welty’s literary technique is her In “A Curtain of Green,” Welty once again develops a theme that appears in. A Curtain of Green: and Other Stories [Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the first collection of.

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These stories are overloaded with similes, metaphors, and other over descriptive language that results in any meaning being obscured and every action becoming stilted, weighed down and drawn out by the mess of pretentious figurative language she must apply to it. While they attend the freak show, Leota and Mrs. Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South.

January 28, in EssayShort Story Tags: If you can approach this level of detail, and this level of wit in the sharing of it, you will have written something special. English Choose a language for shopping. A Curtain of Green both introduced and established Eudora Welty as in instinctive genius of short fiction, and in this groundbreaking collection, which includes “Powerhouse” and “Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden,” are the first great works of a great American writer.


Bur at day’s end, cuurtain drops the hoe she had contemplated using as a weapon, and she finds release in the afternoon rain and m the garden’s “quiet arcade of identity.

In Welty, a character’s flaws—although explored with devastating precision–reveal our common humanity. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. In these four stories two introduce us to people with much less than full mental acuity, one is a scoundrel bigamist, while the other features a family that could wrlty called dysfunctional at best.

Miss Welty definitely had a way with words but I require more from a story than the artistry of the language and the drawing of characters. I love the image of the young girl holding her fingers up to her eye as a frame so that she might see the world as a painting, her daydreams of a boy she knows best from having touched his wrist in passing on the stairs, her observations of the people on the beach.

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A Curtain of Green

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories both entertains and disturbs. I’m rating this a generous 3 stars as it could be just my mood.

In reading this first published collection of Welty’s I must admit to being slightly underwhelmed. She was unnaturally white and fatly aware, in a bathing suit that had no relation to her body. The truth is, most of these stories bored me.


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In her now-famous introduction to this first collection by a then-unknown young writer from Mississippi named Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter wrote that ggreen is even in the smallest story a sense of power in reserve which makes me believe firmly that, splendid beginning that it is, it is only the beginning.

She is a very good author.

greenn Some of the stories have become instant favourites for me like Why I live at the P. Trivia About A Curtain of Gree The two stories I rate the highest are back to back in the book.

Return to Book Page. I read this as part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. But usually, on a sentence by sentence level, and even paragraph by paragraph, I thought the writing was really fine.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. We understand that violence could so easily be born from this kind of helplessness. January 16, in Short Story Tags: Katherine Anne Porter Introduction. Alfred rated it liked it. Interesting stories and inevitably I will try some more of her writing but nothing in this book makes me want to hurry in doing so.

This is a story about grief that cannot be made orderly.